Started studying modern dance at the age of six.
Has at least 4 songs written about her. The Ataris' "My So Called Life" (album: "Look Forward to Failure" EP), Size 14's "Claire Danes Poster" (self-titled album), The Five Mile Line's "Claire Danes" ("Busride Home" demo) and "Claire Danes", a low fi indi ballad by John Parker Music which was released on Subversive Records Limited in 2004.
Her mother is an artist while her father is a photographer.
She and Billy Crudup became a couple during the filming of Stage Beauty (2004).
Parents are Chris & Carla Danes.
Was considered for the title role in Lolita (1997).
Once said in a Vanity Fair article that at university, she is interested in psychology, philosophy, and art history.
Grew up in SoHo.
Dated actor Matt Damon. (1996)
Is mentioned in actor Canyon Prince's song "Life" from his 2003 album "Live and Funked Up".
Completed 2 years at Yale University pursuing a degree in psychology but never finished (2002)
Loves watching "The Golden Girls" (1985) reruns.
She turned down the role of "Rose" in Titanic (1997) as she had just finished working with Leonardo DiCaprio on Romeo + Juliet (1996). Though she described working with him on that film as a "treat", she admitted in an interview later that if she had accepted the role in Titanic (1997), she would not have been able to get away from him.
The most frequently used title for articles about her has been "Great Danes".
Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. (1997)
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